PBL_Class 02: Focus on communities/regions within Japan

Summary: I shared work samples of what your cycle three opinion piece or call to action is and how it is different from the cycle one blog post. If you think about it, cycle three’s task is much shorter and more opinion reflections. You got to sit where you like and work with your friends.

Homework Due on 10/6/2023 at 3 PM, My Global Issue in Japan:

Note: Each homework assignment should be one to two pages, and please include a word count. Try to be as specific as possible with the issue

Class 02: Project Notes 2: Focus on communities/regions within Japan for Cycle 3

Three parts:

  1. Please find and take notes on two different articles on your issue, but related to local or regional communities in Japan (take pictures of your notes and upload them to the google doc).
  2. APA References (type the two references).
  3. Journaling 2: My opinion about this issue so far (type your opinion).

Instructions for APA (MLA formatting will be provided in Cycle 4)

A Very Quick Guide APA 7th

APA 7th Edition Quick Guide

Some Free Database Engines off to collect research for your Cycle 3 research in Japan (Especially Zenbird): 

Carrot 2 Carrot helps you find topics related to your search term. After entering the term you enter and then click on ‘search,’ you can choose to see the results as a list, tree map, or pie chart that helps you visualize your issue and narrow your search at the same time.

CORE Research Engine UK: This research search engine claims to be the largest open-access research database in the world giving free access. This website is very informative and easy to understand, where you might find research on your issue.

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ): DOAJ is a community-designed and maintained online journal directory that provides you access to robust, open access, peer-reviewed journals. This search engine is independent, and it is free including being indexed in DOAJ. Please use this engine for topical issues and authors, and you might find research that provides evidential content for your academic essay. DOAJ is an educational outreach search engine that focuses on high-quality applications and submissions.

Google Scholar: Google scholar helps you do a broad or narrow search of articles. It also helps you cite your “references” for APA and “work cited” for MLA!

Learning About Global IssuesSpecifically in relation to Chuo University Faculty of Law English courses, this website has been designed by Andy Barfield and his research team for supporting student research from 2014 in the Basic Research and Writing. More generally, his team hopes that this website is useful for students and other people in Japan (and in other countries) to develop our knowledge and critical understanding of different global issues. Thank you, Andy!

Zenbird Media: Topics & Issues. Do you often think about researching issues related to your local community, or Japan in general, but find the data in the Japanese language. Then, Zenbird Media is for you! They make a beautiful website for professors, so we can focus on giving students feedback rather than building websites.

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